Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan Announces Exciting Squad

Pakistan announced their squad for upcoming asia cup 2023. The squads are beginning to emerge for the 2023 Asia Cup, scheduled in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 30 to September 17. Co-host Pakistan is the first to unveil their squad. They are in Group A with India and Nepal.

Here is the Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023

Group A

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq Press Conference

Despite being named ODI vice-captain in January, Shan Masood finds himself excluded from Pakistan’s squads for the forthcoming ODIs against Afghanistan in Sri Lanka and the Asia Cup. In contrast, Faheem Ashraf makes a return after an absence of over two years.

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In a squad largely unchanged, notable shifts include the absence of Masood, Sohail, and Ihsanullah, who were part of the group against New Zealand. Saud Shakeel, impressive in Tests but less experienced in ODIs, joins the 18-man squad against Afghanistan but not the 17-man Asia Cup lineup.

“Inzamam-ul-Haq, the new chief selector, emphasized Faheem Ashraf’s inclusion due to his prowess as a fast-bowling all-rounder,” shared Inzamam at the squad announcement. “Considering his form in PSL and other tournaments, he’s a valuable asset, especially as we lack another fast-bowling allrounder crucial for the World Cup.”

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